Mr Hamada is a highly trained and experienced consultant ophthalmologist and cornea surgeon with special interest in cornea, cataract, and laser and lens refractive surgeries in adults and children. He has over 19 years experience in ophthalmology.

Pioneer in managing corneal diseases in children, he is one of the very few eye surgeons in the world who have educational, academic and clinical skills to manage corneal diseases in children.

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Medical qualifications MD, MSc, DO(hons), FRCSEd, FRCOphth

Specialist interest laser refractive surgery, intraocular lens (non-laser) refractive surgery, advanced cataract surgery, intraocular lens procedures including premium lenses (multifocal, toric, or phakic lenses), management of laser refractive surgery complications.

Current Memberships Royal College of Ophthalmologists in London (FRCOphth), The Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh (FRCSEd), the International Society of Refractive Surgery (ISRS) and the American Academy of Ophthalmology.


Mr Hamada has obtained higher qualifications in cataract and refractive surgery. These include a master degree from Ulster University and fellowship training in a reputable international eye centres. He has performed more than 2000 cataract surgeries; many of which were complex cases referred for his expertise and skills.Higher specialist training at reputable national and international centres of excellence. After completing his general ophthalmic surgical training, he undertook five years of sub-specialist training, with fellowships in cataract, corneal and refractive surgery. Additionally he is fellowship trained in managing corneal diseases in children from Great Ormond Street Hospital for children.

Currently, Mr Hamada is a consultant eye surgeon at the world-famous Corneoplastic Unit and Eye Bank at Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Trust where he manages complex referrals of corneal and eye surfaces diseases in adults and children from all around the UK.

Expert Video: Understanding Cataracts

In this video, Consultant Ophthalmic, Corneal and Refractive Surgeon Samer Hamada explains what is a cataract, what are the symptoms, what caracat removal surgery involves, as well as the different options of lenses available.

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Achievements and awards

As a distinguished ophthalmologist whose work contributed to the new advances in ophthalmology, Mr. Hamada has received the distinguished achievement award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology in 2013. This in addition to many awards and prizes that he earned as a result of his excellence in patients’ care.

Academic, teacher, and opinion leader in cornea in adults and children. Mr. Hamada is well published and produces pioneering papers on the management of corneal diseases. He has written many book chapters on cornea and cataract. He was chosen as a reviewer for several renowned ophthalmology journals including the American Journal of Ophthalmology and British Journal of Ophthalmology. In addition, he is a contributing editor on many peer-reviewed journals. He is active in developing new innovations for managing patients with corneal diseases, and speaks regularly at international eye conferences and teaches his colleagues on front line advances in eye surgery. Professional, Kind, Caring, and Supportive.

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Cataract surgery is a commonly performed surgery and involves removing your natural eye lens and replacing it with an artificial lens to help restore your vision.

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